Yagan Railway: Surviving as a Connecting Line

Japan Railway Journal

28m 00s
Broadcast on October 6, 2022 Available until October 6, 2025

Yagan Railway is a third-sector railway that started service in 1986, operating between Shin-fujiwara Station in Tochigi Prefecture and Aizukogen-ozeguchi Station in Fukushima Prefecture. Yagan Railway is located between Tobu Railway and Aizu Railway and is an essential connecting line for both railways to connect the Tokyo and the Aizu regions in Fukushima. However, Yagan Railway's sales have declined significantly due to the pandemic. See how the railway is trying to transform itself from a connecting line to a sightseeing route post-pandemic.

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